All That Glitters is Not Gold, Go For God's Gold

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and all of its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 Jn. 2:15-17

Hey, I admit it. It is so easy to be centered on the things of this world, or on money and all it can buy—the latest laptop, the newest phone, and all the rest of those keeping up with the Jones’ things. But, we must not. For we have inherited something better—the heavenly city not made with hands, whose architect and builder is God.

Jesus was in the world, but refused to be of the world. He endured the cross because He looked to the joy that was set before him. And we, the church, the body of Christ, must do the same. He tells me this always, "Don't be discouraged, pick up those weak knees, look to the finish line, where I am waiting to catch you in My arms." So let’s pick up our crosses, and run the race together, many members running individually, and yet, as one. If you see a member stumble, pick him up and say, “Don’t be discouraged. Let me help you up, brother, and lighten your load. Throw aside those weights, and look to the joy that is set before you.” Then, help him up, dust him off, and point him onward toward our inheritance, the heavenly city not made with hands, whose architect and builder is God. All that glitters is not gold, Go for God’s gold…Go for God’s gold....Go for God’s gold. Look to that finish line where Jesus is waiting to catch you in His arms. Go for the gold!Cool